Big Brother Canada Open Casting Calls Annouced!

Open casting calls for the first season of Big Brother Canada have been announced! Our brothers and sisters to the north can now begin their crazed quest to try to land one of the coveted spots on the Big Brother Canada cast for season one.

Insight Productions and Shaw Media have announced open casting calls will begin for Big Brother Canada on August 1st. Hopefuls for the first Big Brother Canada cast must be at least 19 years old and Canadian citizens. Sorry, U.S. folks, no sneaking over the border to get on the show!

Big Brother Canada casting applications will be accepted online and at various open casting calls across the country.

Big Brother has been a top performer on Global for over a decade. Canadians love this format and we are so excited to offer them the chance to participate in the newest edition right here on our own turf,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “By offering applicants the option to apply online and in person, we’re ensuring that no matter where you live, everyone has an opportunity to apply.”

Big Brother Canada cast hopefuls are encouraged to have a short video ready and on hand to submit with their online application, or to hand over at live auditions. Here is a rundown on what Big Brother Canada casting directors are looking for:

“Big Brother Canada is in search of extroverts, conformists, risk takers, adventurers, romantics, leaders, plotters and planners, and those who don’t mind a little healthy competition. If you’re ready to strategize with fellow Canadians living in a house packed with cameras watching your every move, Big Brother Canada wants to hear from you.”

Online applications will be available August 1st at The deadline for online submission is October 16, 2012. Open casting calls have been announced so far for the following cities:

Vancouver – September 23
Calgary – September 30
Halifax – October 7
Montreal – October 7
Toronto – October 14

Season one of Big Brother Canada will premiere on Slice in winter of 2013. The new Big Brother Canada house will begin construction this fall.

Meanwhile, you can study up on all the strategy and game play involved in playing Big Brother over at our sister site,

Dear Canadian Big Brother fans, will you be applying? Let us know!

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